Villach was the second opponent of the year for the Bears when they faced them away and lost in a tough, close match 3:2 in overtime.
Since that match, Villach went on to win 3 matches, shootout against Bolzano and beating Klagenfurt and Fehervar at home. However, they lost 10 other matches, currently being on a 6-game losing streak too.
Despite that, they are still a dangerous team. Their most productive player is Jerry Pollastrone with 13 points, he is also their goal leader with 9, two of those coming against the Bears. He is followed by MacGregor Sharp with 11. Four of their players are all tied with 7 points, these are Brandon Alderson, Corey Trivino, Jamie Fraser and Markus Schlacher.
They rely mostly on Dan Bakala who played in 14 matches, with his stats now being 3.13 goals against average and 90.5% save percentage.
Sondre Olden remains the most productive players for the Bears with 11 points. Captain Yann Sauve is second with 10 points. He is tied for team-high 5 goals with Sebastien Sylvestre who also has 3 assists to add to it. John Armstrong and Jordan Samuels-Thomas both have 8 points too.
When Villach have a chance on powerplay they score 15.9% of them, the Bears are at 15.1%. With penalty kill, Villach survives 75.7% of them while the Bears have the success of killing it off in 80.4%.
Villach is also a team that takes most penalties with 258 penalty minutes so far. The Bears have less than half of it with 123 minutes.
The Bears are facing Villach on 2nd of November at 19:15 in Dom Sportova. Come and support our Bears in the hunt for the three points!